Processing of an application

Projects under $100,000

An application for funding of less than $100,000 may be done at any time.

Projects are analyzed on a rolling basis beginning November 7, 2022 until available funds are exhausted. 

Due to the large number of aplications and to avoid a long waiting list, the application form will be deactivated on February 28.

To apply, proponents must submit the online form, as well as all the mandatory documents.

Following the submission of the exhaustive form and the mandatory documents, the applications will be reviewed for eligibility. If deemed eligible, the files will be processed. If the answer is positive, a funding agreement will be sent to the proponents, including the funding conditions and disbursement schedule.
In general, a total of four (4) months should be calculated between the time of project submission and the start of activities. This delay must be taken into consideration in your financial package.


Projects between $100,000 and $ 250,000

Projects that will be considered for funding between $100,000 and $250,000 by the IRP’s Advisory council must demonstrate, in addition to satisfying the IRP’s admission criteria, the structuring aspect of the submitted project. For example:

  • The project and its direct impacts benefit many organisations/companies (consortium)
  • The scope of the project is large in terms of territorial impacts and the project shows transferability potential elsewhere in Quebec
  • The project is recognized by relevant actors as having a potential structuring impact in a sector or in a territory, for example through letters of support, participation in the project.
  • etc.

Projects that contribute to an equitable development will be particularly favoured. As an example, the project answers a priority need in a relatively underprivileged territory or fills an equity need of one or many population(s).

A request for funding of $100,000 to $250,000 must be sent before the deadline.

Proponents must submit the preliminary form and a letter of intent by December 15, 2022.

Following this submission, the application will be subject to a preliminary validation by the Advisory council in January 2023. If the proponents receive a positive response, they will have to submit a complete application (exhaustive form + mandatory documents) and will then follow the same processing procedure as the other projects (same as projects under $100,000). Proponents will have four weeks to submit the exhaustive application.